Brielle Urciuoli

Examining PARP Inhibitors in the Maintenance Setting of Ovarian Cancer

February 13, 2018

PARP inhibitors have drastically changed the treatment landscape – and outcomes – of patients with ovarian cancer. However, despite promise shown among this class of drugs, it is still unclear which agent is the best to use in the maintenance setting.

Even Moderate Alcohol Use Can Increase Cancer Risk

October 05, 2017

It’s been well-noted that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to a slew of health effects, including an increased risk of multiple types of cancers, but what about the effects of moderate drinking?

Zika Virus Explored for Brain Cancer Treatment

September 19, 2017

In early 2015, Zika outbreaks caused widespread panic in many parts of North and South America. However, now researchers are exploring the possibility of putting the virus to good use: fighting glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most deadly type of brain cancer.

Increased Abdominal Fat Associated With Higher Cancer Risk

September 12, 2017

A higher percentage of body fat – specifically fat in the abdominal area – was associated with an increased risk of certain cancers for postmenopausal women, according to a recent study presented at the 2017 European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Madrid, Spain.

BRCA Gene Mutation May Harm Fertility Preservation in Women With Breast Cancer

September 10, 2017

Women with breast cancer who are positive for the BRCA gene mutation may be more likely to encounter difficulty with fertility preservation compared to women with breast cancer who have tested negative for the BRCA mutation.

Navigating Cancer Care in the Midst of a Natural Catastrophe

August 31, 2017

Although they bring devastation to the whole community hit, catastrophes, such as Tropical Storm Harvey and Hurricane Irma, introduce a new level of difficulty for patients who are being treated for cancer.

Multiple Myeloma Survivor Takes on the Boston Marathon

July 25, 2017

"I wanted to go do it the best I could, considering all the physical limitations. I just wanted to start, and I wanted to finish the Boston Marathon. The notion of time was not in the equation." — JEFF GOAD, multiple myeloma survivor